Category: advocacy

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Summertime Safety

13 Jun 2018

As a trauma surgeon, there are days of the year that we know will be busy calls. New Year’s Eve, Halloween, and the upcoming Fourth of July. It’s a good reminder that we all need to be safe and...

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The Leadership Gap in Surgery

12 Jun 2018

[caption id="attachment_16785" align="alignleft" width="300"] Figure 1- Thoracic Surgery Pipeline[/caption] As more women medical students choose general surgery and surgical subspecialties as a ca...

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Dear Pat Responds to Surgeon-Mother-to-Be

26 May 2018

Dear Pat, I’m a second-year surgery resident and somewhat older than my co-residents. I am considering getting pregnant during residency, but I am unsure if my co-residents will be supportive. I ...

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“Cure Sometimes, Treat Often, Comfort Always”

02 May 2018

Six years ago, I was attending a Pain and Palliative Care Symposium when I heard a medical oncologist say, “We treat disease. We do not treat emotion.” She was an outspoken advocate for palliation...

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Earth Day: Reducing OR Waste

24 Apr 2018

By Shaleen Sathe The Association of Women Surgeons hosts an annual “Greening the OR” Contest to celebrate Earth Day and to bring innovative proposals for environmental sterwardship in the fiel...